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Waterloo is pleased to provide the President's Graduate Scholarship (PGS) to outstanding graduate students who hold major federally and provincially funded competition-based scholarships.

Do you want to be a part of the University of Waterloo graduate studies community? Explore more than 180+ master's and doctoral programs on our Discover Graduate Studies website.

  1. July 15, 2019IT campus systems to enable 2FA – July 24

    A notice for grad students who have "opted-in" to two-factor authentication for any of the campus enterprise systems noted below:

    What is happening? Opt-in, two-factor authentication (2FA) is being enabled for campus enterprise systems. Users who have opted-in to 2FA protection for their Connect OWA or Office 365 account will now receive a 2FA prompt when they log in to Quest, Workday, LEARN, Unit4, or Concur.

    When is this happening? After 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24.

    What do users need to do? No action is required.

  2. July 10, 2019Annual Postdoc Picnic - a huge success!
    Postdocs chatting and sitting on a picnic table

    On Wednesday, July 10, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) hosted its annual Postdoc Picnic at St.Jerome's Alumni Courtyard.

     

  3. July 5, 2019GRADtalks speaker recruitment now open for fall 2019!
    GRADtalks

    University of Waterloo's GRADtalks speakers series began in 2017 as a way for doctoral students to share their research with a broader audience. Since then we've hosted eight GRADtalks events, where over fifteen students have participated.

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  1. July 23, 2019Grad writing café (every Tuesday and Friday!)

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    Tuesdays & Fridays  9 a.m. –  12 p.m., SCH 228F

    Writing regularly helps with productivity and motivation. The Writing and Communication Centre hosts weekly group writing sessions for grad students. These loosely-structured sessions are designed to help grad students connect to a larger writing community, stay focused, and to keep making writing progress.

  2. July 25, 2019Immigration information session: Post-graduation work permit, Master's and PhD (Spring 2019)

    Are you a Master's or PhD student who will be completing your program soon? Are you hoping to remain in Canada and work full-time? Join the immigration consultants to learn what options are available to you. 

  3. July 26, 2019Grad writing café (every Tuesday and Friday!)

    Write together. Connect to our grad writing community to stay focused and motivated!

    Tuesdays & Fridays  9 a.m. –  12 p.m., SCH 228F

    Writing regularly helps with productivity and motivation. The Writing and Communication Centre hosts weekly group writing sessions for grad students. These loosely-structured sessions are designed to help grad students connect to a larger writing community, stay focused, and to keep making writing progress.

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  1. June 17, 2019Internship 101, Part 1: Are graduate students too smart for internships?

    Few graduate students, especially those in PhD programs, pursue internships during their graduate studies. Are graduate students too smart for internships? Having completed an internship during my PhD, the short answer is, “certainly not.”

  2. May 20, 2019Gaining perspective through interdisciplinary collaboration
    Simron Singh, Audrey Chung, Justin Carpenter, George Dixon, and Jeff Casello at GRADtalks

    We are Audrey Chung and Justin Carpenter, two PhD candidates at the University of Waterloo, and we were the speakers at Beyond 60: The Promises and Realities of Artificial Intelligence. We’re from different disciplines — Systems Design Engineering and English — and, as a result, approach the topic of artificial intelligence quite differently.

  3. Apr. 23, 2019The Lake Shift: An interview with Becky and Tariq
    Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz

    In July 2018, Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored two PhD students, Becky Anderson and Tariq Aziz, to attend the Lake Shift writing retreat. Hosted by Queen’s University, the Lake Shift is a thesis writing retreat for doctoral students from Ontario universities held at the Queen’s Biology Station on Lake Opinicon. I checked-in with Becky and Tariq to hear about their experience at the Lake Shift:

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What program are you in and what is your research focus?

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